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Studying at University of Brighton
Home to 21,000 students on five campuses the University of Brighton is innovative and relevant with its selection of courses and the level of research undertaken, both of which have the power to change lives. The university is split into six faculties and aims for its students to learn independent thinking and to have the skills and knowledge to challenge, change and develop thinking and design. There is also a service provided to give students focus and support as they think and plan for their career from the very start of university life.
The university prides itself on innovation, citing that it was the pioneer of undergraduate degrees in Computing and Sports Journalism. It continues to lead the way in research of modern day issues such as juvenile crime, sustainability and ageing. Many of its courses are developed in partnership with industry bodies and key employers, shaping them to be highly work-focussed and relevant. Arts at the University of Brighton have a reputation as one of the leading institutions in the UK.
Turner Prize winners Rachel Whiteread and Keith Tyson both studied at the university along with other famous people in the world of arts including children's illustrators Quentin Blake, and Raymond Briggs, poster designer John Bellany, sculptor Antony Gormley and fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki.
94% of the university's courses include work-based experience, giving Brighton's student's a critical edge when it comes to applying for positions after finishing their studies. In addition, the university offers its students access to career-planning support and life skills development throughout their studies. Over half of the courses at the University of Brighton include an additional professional qualification.
The university's ambitious research programmes and teaching standards are matched by its willingness to invest in world-class facilities. It has invested around £100 million over the past 10 years in new buildings and equipment.
Students of Brighton will get the opportunity to live and study in one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, with excellent domestic and international connections via Gatwick airport about 30 minutes away. With over 70 different clubs and societies offered by the Students' Union, there is something that all students can get involved with across the university’s five campuses, and wider afield there is never a dull moment in the city. Brighton’s best known landmarks are the Royal Pavillion, Brighton Pier and the Brighton Wheel and to make it even better all NUS holders get 10% off if they use City Cabs taxi service.
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Had looked forward to Uni life, living with the coast so near, a big bonus and a job in my ideal career beckoned. However, after 3years of a negative experience and all that money spent AND not graduating...i was surprised how openly racist or sexist a my lecturers were. Uni should be a positive experience, but the racism i suffered, left me with an awful experience. Sooo glad i quit....and never looked back. Wish i'd skipped uni and worked instead or travelled...
My time at this university was short (only a year) but, during the PGCE, staff were consistently passive-aggressive and unhelpful. They would read off powerpoints and give inconsistent subject delivery. For example, we were given a lecture on behaviour management in schools TWO MONTHS after we started our classroom placements! Alumni support is even worse. Staff are rude and seem patently committed to giving one word answers and refusing to give you the information you need.
I was extremely excited to be part of Brigthon university, everything was going well through the application proccess. They were very organised and kept me informed for everything except for the most important thing. They did have no enough people to run my Master and just let me know two weeks before starting the course. By that time I had already enrolled online, had my loan accepted, my place confirmed for the international week plus I had already quit my job (a job I liked) . As a mature student it was big effort to prepare myself financially and professionally to be able to study full time. They have no idea how this late notice have affected myself in many different ways, specially emotionally. I have to say that the head of the school of arts apologised for this in many ocasions and spent a considerable time with me trying to find a solution. Unfortunately is too late so I have to wait a year and find a new job. I think they should look at this for the future.
It's a really awful university. There are spelling mistakes in almost all presentations, frequently no mark schemes, inconsistent marking, very little feedback, boring lectures and sometimes tutors don't even turn up to tutorials. The facilities are very poor, there aren't enough computers for everyone and even when you do get one they're grubby and don't seem like they're ever cleaned. There aren't a great deal of societies here and the social isn't that great because 50% of people have to go into private letting rather than dorms (they have a shortage apparently). I'm doing a computer science degree and overall its just a total mess. I hear it's good for art but if you're doing anything technical definitely do not come here - it's 89/100 on this website for a good reason.
I'm a student in the school of Phamaceutical and Biomolecualr Sciences student studying at Moulsecoomb campus. I don't really get on with a lot of the people here as I'm very nerdy - there is more of a party vibe, however I have met some wonderful people on other courses. My lecturers are AMAZING and having such a small cohort means loads of contact time and I am able to make any changes I want to see in the course, which has given me a much more fulfilling experience (in addition to giving me lots to write on my CV). Facilities are great and we get a lot of lab time, so have excellent employment prospects.
I absoultely love attending university in Brighton. The uni has amazing facilities and the staff are extremely knowledgeable in thier subject fields. The uni has many amazing societies from Football, Rugby, Trampolining, Archery and even a beard society! All are active and I have met some of my best friends in these societies. Brighton as a city is stunning. It is very student orientated and the beach/lanes are amazing to keep you busy on the weekends! I would recomend this uni to anyone. I wish i could start all over again.
Brighton is hilariously (or not!) spending money on the wrong sectors. The libraries only have 2 staff members, and 50 (if that) computers. Books are hard to come by as most only have 2 copies so you might as well try the public library. unlike other uni's lecturers will charge you for in class handouts and will ignore you out of hours. They are also given up to 4 working weeks to reply to emails! (Which is the only way to book appointments!!!) my suggestion is to stay away as the only good things are the societies on offer which all other unis have too.
Outside of the social aspect (Which can be done independent of the uni completely). This University is terrible, the pass rate is abysmal. Staff are un-careing and useless. Many will just read off of the lecture slides and give you no extra information, reducing lectures useless as they are provided online. Other lecturers are clearly at the university soley for the research positions. Being a lecturer seems to be an incovenience for multiple staff members and many will NOT even see you DURING their office hours.Staff are given FOUR weeks to reply to email queries as standard by he uni admins so if you have any queries about any work, you will be screwed. There are also load of additional charges. You dont get any credit for printing when you start. The Library is also very under financed and there are not enough computers and many books will need to be ordered online as they are not avalible in the Library Recomendation: Avoid this place! I transfered out and havent looked back.